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Todd Dills

‘Nice mouse, driver’

| July 26, 2010

Whence the Class 8 mouse?The folks at Avant Garde Gifts, LLC, offer the MotorMouse, a computer mouse of wireless design and in varying colors — and that looks like a sports car, as you can see (that the Porsche 911 you recognize). As company reps have it, it might well be a “great gift” for car lovers at Christmastime or for a birthday, is “perfect for the office or at-home use, and it’s a guaranteed conversation starter.” Indeed: imagine the talk you could get into next time you whip it out with your laptop out at the truckstop counter, eh? Well, that might not exactly be a pleasant conversation, depending on who’s around.

The MotorMouse works on both Mac and PC systems, and features a trunk that actually opens — it’s where the batteries are stored. It’s available in red, silver and black.

What we want to know is whence the Class 8 mouse? It’d come with D batteries popped into the trailer, the scrolling roller like a gap reducer spanning the space between van and tractor. That would truly be avant-garde.